Island Dig



Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome to the Channel Islands TRADE NETWORK Dig

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Come explore the different trade routes, trade items, and trade events that linked the Islands peoples to the mainlanders every year. Our primary focus is on the Chumash and Gabrielino/ Tongva, but we will see that their trade network spread all the way into the inland deserts, and up to Oregon and Nevada. Amazing ! No cars, no horses, how DID they do it ??

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG Discovery #1 If you were a Chumash person living on Santa Cruz Island what would you make that would be your most important and valuable trade items? button

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG Discovery #2 - If you were a Pimugan person living on Catalina Island what would you make that would be your most important and valuable trade item? button

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG Discovery #3 - If you were a Chumash person living on the mainland what would you gather or make that would be your most important and valuable trade item? button

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG Discovery #4 What trade item that was used for clothing was traded for from other tribes in the Southwest ? button What item was used as a paint pigment and who did they trade with to get it ? button

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG Discovery #5 Where were the unique square trade beads from San Clemente Island found that shows that their trade route was not based on close geography, but based on common language. button

Your Camp Guide: . . . . Tue, Oct 30, 7:22AM PST (-0800 GMT)
DIG Discovery #6 The annual Harvest festival held by the mainland Chumash happened about this time of year. It was such an important event that the island Chumash would paddle over to trade and share in the festival. This was an important time for young girls and boys to identify potential mates too. Who is the goddess that was celebrated during this festival and what migration story is she very important in? button button